What is pink salt and from where we can buy it?

Assem,Mohamed
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dymnyno November 30, 2013
Wait before you buy pink salt! Are you using pink salt for preserving, like bacon, or are you using a "gourmet" salt, like himalayan, hawaiian, or grey sea salt. They are very different. If using for preserving I usually buy it from a butcher (like The Fatted Calf) a spice shop, or online.
 
Diana B. November 28, 2013
This doesn't tell you where to get it, but it's a nice primer on various salts: http://food52.com/blog/3377-10-salts-to-know
 
ChefJune November 28, 2013
I buy the pink salt from Murray River in Australia at Whole Foods. Check in the Cheese section.
 
KimmyV November 28, 2013
Do you mean the kind of pink salt that is used for curing?
 
Maedl November 28, 2013
I have seen a pink salt that comes from the Himilaya Mountains. You might be able to find it at a well-stocked grocery store like Whole Foods. If you can't find it, just substitute it with another salt. The Himilayan salt I have seen is often a coarser grain, but I have also seen fine-grained as well.
 
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